Meet Saigon. She is Australia's last remaining circus elephant. She's now 55 years of age and too old to perform, but she is yet to get the retirement she deserves. Instead, she continues to endure the stress of being trucked from town to town with Perry Bros. Circus. For weeks on end she acts as a living billboard for the circus, standing in a barren enclosure next to the big top on a suburban block. Each new location causes Saigon additional stress. The one constant is the electric fence that surrounds her. Instead of her natural environment she faces traffic noise, busy shopping centres and human faces staring at her. That her truck has become Saigon%u2019s respite from the world speaks to the scale of psychological abuse she has suffered.
Animals Australia is calling upon Perry Bros to retire Saigon from circus life and to a facility where her behavioural needs can be met, and where she can enjoy quality of life for the first time in her life, for the rest of her life.
Your help is needed to urge Perry Bros Circus to agree to relocate Saigon to an appropriate facility where she can finally find peace and enjoy life as an elephant.
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